Originally Posted by average_joe
Also, I am surprised to hear about your results with the Studio, what firmware do you have? My 801 just smokes the Studio, but then it should for the price difference. I do know the 801 and 601 sound quite different.
So, how does the HI2050 compare with the 5-way? I would rather use a custom IEM than a full sized at home for the better SQ I get (vs. LCD-2).
So, Grzegorz does reshells in silicone...he may be one of the only 2 that I know of (1964 is the other). Or was it a special thing?
And nice durability. I don't feel concerned with the durability other than the cable, but I baby them most of the time.1
I use the "Normal" firmware, the BA version (you kindly sent me) makes it "lifeless" in lack of better words, The HiFimen gets a lot of hype on our Danish forum, but they are not my taste, I have only heard the 601 so can not comment on the other models, but the look and feel of the hifimen are also close to make me vomit, a player at that price should be easier to use and be made of a better platictype and those two things really puts me off the hifimen... Others might feel different.
The reshelling of the q-JAYS was a special thing, I do not think he does that very often or at all..
I treat mine like they cost 10$, to me they are a "tool" I use at work, I sometimes put them in the nice case that comes with it, but mostly they are just put in my bag..
The switch I do when I get home is mostly because I use the SE for 10-12 hours a day and like to get a different presentation when I am at home, also having a kid makes the use of IEMs a bit cumbersome at home, as I need to be able to hear what that little rugrat is up to lol..
The 2050 is a totally different beast their signature lies somewhere between the Fisher Faa 002 and the DT880, but more refined than those, it uses a BIG 53mm driver, a 53 mm driver has almost twice the areal that a 40mm driver has, I do not know if it is the bigger drivers or just the driver itself (not the size) but they do something special for me and at that price they are a nobrainer..
We had a meet last weekend and the things people was noticing was the STAX 009, hifiman801, HE500 and takstar 2050, it is NOT in the leauge af the STAX or HE500, but it is a nice company to be in..
Hunting good and cheap headphones is a hobby I really enjoy, I buy some really bad phones at times, but once in a while I hit the jackpot..
But the 2050 needs other pads to my ears as the velour ones are not helping them deliver good bass, I use the lovely leatherpads from the Fisher faa002, the pads from the Philips HP1000 are also nice, also the ones from AKG 240 works fine, but has a fit problem..
Before you ask, yes I am a madman, with a big box of pads, almost none of my phones are using their original pads, which sometimes makes me wonder if the companies just slap on some random pad that fits in color ??
Padswapping is fun and can really surprice..
Sorry for going OT..
Edited by Claus-DK - 11/26/11 at 12:03am